16th FINA World Championships
SILVER AND BRONZE AS HISTORY IS MADE IN RUSSIA
History was made on the fifth night of finals at the World Championships in Kazan, as Federico Grabich won Argentina’s first world medal with bronze in the 100m freestyle
American Cammile Adams won a fantastic silver medal in the 200m butterfly, while the women’s 100m freestyle semi-finals offered us promise of a sizzling final with Arena swimmers filling the top five slots.
Federico Grabich wrote himself into the history books when he came from sixth at halfway to take bronze in the 100m freestyle in 48.12.
The 25-year-old was stunned to have reached the podium, saying: “Two weeks ago I had a good performance at the Pan Americans. I thought I could reach the final here but to have a medal is truly amazing. This is the first medal for Argentina in long-course, but for next year, in Rio, the cards will be reshuffled”.
Cammile Adams was seventh at the halfway point before moving up to fifth at the final turn. The final length saw the American 23-year-old make her way through the field to take silver in 2mins 06.40secs for her first world medal.
Cammile had been inspired by her United States team-mate Ryan Lochte who won the 200m individual medley.
She said: “Watching Ryan (Lochte) right before me (on the medal stand) is what did it. The last two prelims and semis, I wasn’t too happy with so I think that just fuelled the fire for this race. The first 100 I just said ‘relax, stick to your game plan, stick to your game plan, relax’. That’s what my coach David Marsh has been saying to me all day. So I did. I really couldn’t see anyone on the last 50 except the girl right next to me so on the last 25 I said ‘You just saw Ryan do this. Let’s get it done’.”
The final of the women’s 100m freestyle promises to be a spectacle.Sarah Sjöström of Sweden was the fastest through in 52.78 as she looks to add to her 100m butterfly title and world record.
In the final Sarah will be in a Campbell sandwich with sisters Cate andBronte of Australia who were second and third fastest respectively in the semis.
Cate Campbell, who is the defending champion, said: “It was good, it got me through to the final that’s all I really needed. I know there will be three yellow caps bobbing around in the centre of the pool fighting it out. But you’ve got a dual Olympic champion and Femke, who went 52.6 earlier this year; you really cannot count anyone out. The goal in the semis is to have a place in the final and anything can happen for anyone in that final.”
Bronte Campbell added: “This final is stacked; it is going to be absolutely amazing. You’ve got Olympic gold medallists and world champions and I’m glad to be in there and part of the mix. It is going be all guns blazing and whoever has got the biggest heart and the hardest kick gets to win.”
Femke Heemskerk and Ranomi Kromowidjojo were fourth and fastest into the final.
THE BEST PRESS CLIPS
ZDF | Video: Schwimm WM in Kasan Go to the website »
Swim Vortex | Kazan 2015 Worlds, day 6 heats: László Cseh 1st sub-51 since ‘The Alien’ at London 2012 Go to the article »
Süddeutsche Zeitung | Koch als Schnellster ins Halbfinale Go to the article »
Swimsportnews | WM-Halbfinals: Koch auf Kurs | Diener im Pech Go to the article »
Süddeutsche Zeitung | Hentke hadert, Koch beeindruckt Go to the article »
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung | „Franzi“ Vierte – Koch erwartet Weltrekord Go to the article »
T Online | Die bisherigen Weltrekorde der Schwimm-WM in Kasan Go to the article »
Nemzeti Sport | Tíz év után ismét világbajnok lett Cseh László! Go to the article »
Nemzeti Sport | Vizes vb: „Lenyűgöző!” – Phelps edzője Cseh Lászlót dicsőíti Go to the article »
Index.hu | Cseh László 10 év után ismét világbajnok Go to the article »
Origo.hu | Phelps edzője nem győzi dicsérni Cseh Lászlót Go to the article »
La Gazzetta dello Sport | L’orgoglio rosa azzurro Go to the article »
Corriere dello Sport | La Pellegrini trascina la 4×200: che argento per l’Italia! Go to the article »
Tuttosport | Settebello ko, la Serbia in finale Go to the article »
La Gazzetta dello Sport | Paltrinieri: “Sì, sono un gigante dell’acqua” (video) Go to the article »
Sky Sport | Pellegrini e Paltrinieri, speranze d’oro del nuoto azzurro (video) Go to the article »
HIGHLIGHTS OF DAY 5
Historical medal for Argentina on the 100m Free won by the Arena swimmer Federico Grabich with the time of 48.12!
Cammile Adams USA wins Silver Medal on the 200m Fly with the time of 2:06.40!
RESULTS SWIMMING DAY 5
M 200m INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
GOLD – Lochte USA 1:55.81 Speedo
SILVER – Pereira BRA 1:56.65 Speedo
BRONZE – Wang CHN 1:56.81 Speedo
M 100m FREESTYLE
GOLD – Ning CHN 47.84 Speedo
SILVER – McEvoy AUS 47.95 Speedo
BRONZE – Grabich ARG 48.12 Arena
W 200m BUTTERFLY
GOLD – Hoshi JPN 2:05.56 Mizuno
SILVER – Adams USA 2:06.40 Arena
BRONZE – Zhang CHN 2:06.51 Speedo
W 50m BACKSTROKE
GOLD – Fu CHN 27.11 Speedo
SILVER – Medeiros BRA 27.26 Speedo
BRONZE – Lu CHN 27.58 Speedo
W 4x200m FREESTYLE
GOLD – United States 7:45.37 Speedo
SILVER – Italy 7:48.41 Mixed
BRONZE – China 7:49.10 Speedo
Day 5 Finals: 5
Day 5 Medals: 15
Total Medals after Day 5 = 70
TOTAL MEDALS BY BRAND
Tot. = 26
Tot. = 32
Tot. = 2
Tot. = 3
Tot. = 1
Tot. = 6
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